Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.
As promised in my last editorial, here are some of the ALA’s children’s book award winners for 2013 you should know about:
THE CALDECOTT MEDAL
The Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children went to This Is Not My Hat, illustrated and written by Jon Klassen (Candlewick).